2017 Domaine Serene, Abbey Oaks Vineyard Pinot Noir 750ml
Abbey Oaks Vineyard is our only vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA and is comprised of sedimentary soils of the Willakenzie series. Abbey Oaks ranges from 220 to 320 feet in elevation and is planted to a complex array of clones on a well exposed south-facing slope. This unique combination of clones, elevation, soils and sun exposure ensures consistent ripeness and depth of fruit-driven flavors in the wine year after year.
The 2017 Abbey Oaks Vineyard Pinot Noir exudes a depth of ripeness balanced with restrained elegance. Possessing strong layers of tobacco and black tea aromas on the palate, the wine is broody, yet anchored with a strong and luscious flavor profile predominating by dark fruit and earthy nuances. A tinge of anise offers a delicate freshness as the velvety smooth mouthfeel, structured by tannins and mineral undertones, delivers a long and pleasant finish.
93 points Vinous
94 points International Wine Report
92 points Wine Enthusiast
92 points Burghound
91 points Wine Spectator